Depthcore is an international art collective focused on modern digital art, incorporating illustration, photography, animation and audio. Established by Justin Maller and Kevin Stacey in 2002, our membership is comprised of artists from all over the world, united by their love for art, and their passion for innovation.
The group was established to provide a showcase for the best in modern craftsmanship, and to serve as a home for skilled practitioners of digital craft. Our private Artist Panel facilitates the daily interaction and collaboration that helps provide each of us the momentum and inspiration we collectively use to develop our work, and further our artistic pursuits.
Nine years in to our journey, through myriad shared experiences of time spent working together, of careers growing in tandem and of meetings and festivals throughout the world, the members of Depthcore continue to grow closer. Even as we transcend our ephemeral beginnings with our tangible endeavours, we continue to strive to create innovative and unique collections of work that represent who and what we are; a group of friends, a collective of artists, communicating and creating in a digital age.
With every Chapter we release, and every project we undertake, we aim to help each other push the boundaries of fine digital art, as we illustrate and orchestrate the thoughts, hopes and dreams of all corners of the globe.
Every three to four months, the Depthcore Collective puts forth a collection of digital media and modern artwork contributed by our members in what are colloquially referred to as "Chapters". Chapters contain anywhere from 50 to 150 selected works from various mediums, including illustration, photography, music, animations, and collaborative works. The releases are themed, and require each member to contribute their own interpretation of a central idea or concept. The themes are only as binding as the members imagination allows them to be, and artists are free to project any construction of the subject they desire.
Accompanying each Chapter is featured content, consisting of a detailed interview with a featured member and several spotlighted artworks. These selections are made by the staff, and aim to promote artists and artworks of outstanding merit and theme relevance. They also give the public an insight into the true nature of the release, and give recognition to a member who has made an exceptional contribution to the group through their artwork and participation.
Many of the original artists from the group's inception still release with us today. We still occasionally invite artists from around the community to join our collective and help to keep our releases vibrant and fresh. We are currently not accepting applications; although we have in the past, the majority of our artists have gained membership via private invitation as opposed to their own request.